Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule, David Cobb, Move to Amend

Dartmouth Events

Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule, David Cobb, Move to Amend

David Cobb, Move to Amend Coalition, tells the story of the American creation myth & the Constitution as it pertains to corporate personhood & corporate constitutional rights.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
4:30pm-6:00pm
Room 003, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Part history lesson and part heart-felt-call to action, David Cobb will tell the story of the American creation myth and the Constitution as it pertains to corporate personhood and illegitimate but legal corporate constitutional rights. Cobb will cover the history of corporations, creation of corporate personhood and the equation of money and speech, and the Amendment and Democracy Movement as a solution

David Cobb is National Projects Director of Democracy Unlimited. He is a lawyer and political activist. David has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials,  run for political office himself, and has been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience.  He truly believes we must use ALL the tools in the toolbox to effect the systemic social change we so desperately need.

David was born in San Leon, Texas and worked as a laborer before going to college.  He graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1993 and maintained a successful private law practice in Houston for several years before devoting himself to full time activism to achieve real democracy in the United States. 

In 2002 David ran for Attorney General of Texas, pledging to use the office to revoke the charters of corporations that repeatedly violate health, safety and environmental laws. He did not win the office, but the Green Party of Texas grew dramatically during his campaign from four local chapters to twenty-six. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket and successfully campaigned for the Ohio recount.

For more information, contact:
Joanne Needham
603-646-2207

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.